A short story…

for Friday Fictioneers




I’ve had a bad day.  I had an argument over a parking space, trapped my finger in the car door and dropped my phone whilst dialling the wrong number.  The ‘dead-cert’ horse I bet on still hasn’t reached the finishing post and my tub of ice cream melted on the way home.

So I thought I’d go to the pub, but I dropped my beer and cut my hand picking up broken glass.

Only one thing for it.  A comforting candle-lit bath, lolling in warm bubbly water, sipping malt whisky and listening to Beethoven.

Unfortunately, I slipped climbing in, bumped my head………






Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and Na’ama Yehuda for the tasty photo.

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61 thoughts on “A short story…

  1. rochellewisoff Jan 22, 2020 / 13:27

    Dear Keith,

    Some days are like that, aren’t they? Poor fella. Perhaps he should stay in bed tomorrow. I have to admit, I am laughing at his misfortune. 😉



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  2. MythRider Jan 22, 2020 / 15:43

    I say you deserve an entire pint of Häagen-Dazs all to yourself.
    And find some one to give you a hug. That’s the best medicine of all.
    Unless you don’t have any friends. Then just eat the ice cream and take a long nap.
    Things will be better tomorrow. ;0)

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  3. granonine Jan 22, 2020 / 15:52

    A truly miserable day, and yet I’m pretty sure we’re all getting a good laugh out of it. Human nature is twisted!

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  4. ceayr Jan 22, 2020 / 17:31

    Mama said there’ll be days like this
    There’ll be days like this mama said (Mama said, mama said)

    Seems like Mama was right.

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  5. pennygadd51 Jan 22, 2020 / 18:14

    Oh dear! What a catalogue of woe! I hope that’s not bad karma catching up with you…I’m afraid I’m laughing at your misadventures Keith!

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  6. hilarymb Jan 22, 2020 / 18:27

    Hi Keith … a spell in hospital too? Certainly a tale of woe – I think I could probably add to that after the disasters I’ve recently had … but thankfully all sorted themselves out … cheers Hilary

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  7. Dale Jan 22, 2020 / 18:59

    There are days where we would just like to crawl back into bed and start over!

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  8. msjadeli Jan 22, 2020 / 19:31

    Make sure someone hasn’t lit a fire under the tub! (comment inspired by your froggie pic 🙂 )

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  9. Na'ama Yehuda Jan 22, 2020 / 21:11

    Oy, vey. I don’t think ice-cream will fix THAT … 😉
    A lot like the adult version of “Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day…”

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  10. plaridel Jan 23, 2020 / 04:04

    like they say, when it rains, it pours. just believe. there’d be better days ahead.

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  11. Brenda's Thoughts Jan 23, 2020 / 10:40

    What a terrible day, and to top it off, your ice cream melted. Oy, that’s the worst. Hope your day improves! Entertaining story as always, Keith. =)

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  12. Sandra Jan 23, 2020 / 13:38

    Sometimes you get days like that. If you’re very unlucky, you might get two.

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  13. Russell Jan 24, 2020 / 02:45

    On the bright side, the radio didn’t fall into the tub. That could have been an electrifying experience!

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  14. tedstrutz Jan 24, 2020 / 20:01

    Oh my, that was a bad day. I hope there were no electrical appliances neat the bathtub.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 26, 2020 / 09:44

      Fortunately not or I wouldn’t have been around to tell the tale! Cheers.


  15. Nobbinmaug Jan 25, 2020 / 00:15

    That sounds like one of those days it’s better to stay in bed. I’m sure something bad would have happened there, too.

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  16. blogsam20 Mar 2, 2020 / 15:33

    Sounds like ‘one of those days’. But very funny.


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